Naseby 1645



The Naseby 1645 is a 16.45 mile road race that weaves it way through stunning rural Northamptonshire, passing seven Battle of Naseby 1645 memorials and viewpoints. Being staged in February, as runners are building up their mileage towards the 26.2 miles, it provides a perfect marathon prep event for those training for Spring marathons.

Race information

A unique challenge, at the perfect time of year for those preparing for Spring marathons, the Naseby 1645 weaves through rural Northamptonshire passing seven Battle of Naseby 1645 memorials and viewpoints.

Race HQ, Start/Finish – Naseby Village Hall, Naseby.

Because we are operating road closures at the Naseby 1645 event, we are advising that all runners should feel confident in completing the distance within 4 hours.
This works out at an average running pace of 14m 35s per mile.


Entries are now open on Let’s Do This. Prices are £30 (UKA affiliated) and £32 (unaffiliated).

Minimum age for entry is 18 years old on race day only.

Entries, and transfer of entries, will close 7-days before the event.

Start time/location

Registration will be open from 07:00 with the race starting at 09:00.

Race numbers (containing timing chips) are to be collected from registration on the morning of the race.  No numbers will be posted out before the event.

Race HQ, the start and finish, will be at – Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road, Naseby NN6 6DE.

There will be no parking available at Naseby Village Hall, but we will be operating a free shuttle bus service from Market Harborough as well as providing a drop off and pick up point in the village. Details are below.

Free Shuttle Bus Service

A free Shuttle Bus service will be operating from Market Harborough where there is plenty of free parking available on a Sunday.

Four coaches will be in operation leaving Market Harborough every 15 minutes from 06:50 to 08:05.

For the return journey the first coach will leave Naseby at 11:30, and coaches will depart every 15 minutes thereafter with the final one at around 13:00.

The journey takes approximately 15 minutes each way.

There will be a drop off and pick up point in operation in Naseby so that participants not wishing to use the shuttle bus option can be dropped off for the race. Further details of this location will be shared closer to race day. We would encourage you to car share if using this option.

Runners are asked not to park in Naseby itself.

The route

The route remains unchanged from 2024, although the start/finish has moved back to its original location at Naseby Village Hall.

The route is challenging and you are guaranteed a PB for the distance (unless you ran it last year!) as there is nothing like it in the area. It is entirely run on roads, many of which will be closed during the race to traffic, ensuring the highest standards of safety for runners. This is a challenging and undulating course having a total ascent of 289m.

In line with UKA rules, headphones are not permitted, other than the bone conductor type.

You can view the route, starting just outside Naseby VIllage Hall, and download the GPX file here (use the ‘More’ button, then ‘Export as File’ to download the GPX Track file).

Certificate of Course Accuracy

Road Race Licence

On-course support

As in previous years, we will have water stations at regular intervals along the route. These will be located at around the 3, 6, 9 and 13.5 mile marks, as well as one at the finish.


There will be trophies for the top 3 male and female finishers, and all finishers will receive a specially commissioned Naseby 1645 event medal.
Big Bobble Hats will be at the finish of the event, with their hats on sale.  They have also kindly offered to provide prizes to our podium finishers.

Big Bobble Hats

Race merchandise

Men’s and Women’s Red short sleeved technical t-shirts (priced at £16) and a Red Unisex hoodie (priced at £25) are available to buy via Let’s Do This. These can be pre-ordered up to 3 weeks before the event. If you decide to log back in to amend your order (to order a t-shirt, not to edit details), then Let’s Do This will charge an additional card handling fee.

There will not be t-shirts/hoodies available for purchase on race day. A link to the sizing charts is available here: MALE / FEMALE / HOODIE

Free race photos!

As with all Race Harborough events – you don’t pay for your race pics! Free digital downloads of your race are available to download soon after the race finishes and we’ll announce their availability on our Facebook page.


For 2025, the main focus of our charity support will continue to be the Jubilee Foodbank, Market Harborough, and the Weston Favell Centre Foodbank, Northampton. Everyone who enters a Race Harborough event in 2025 will be given the opportunity to make a donation to support these good causes and, we hope, our event community will rise to the challenge and help make a difference to those that need it most.

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